- The Western Cape High Court has dismissed Brackenfell High School's application seeking to bar EFF supporters from protesting near the school
- The school's governing body attempted to interdict the party after protests last month
- The EFF says it now expects the SAPS to 'move aside' and allow them to carry out their demonstrations
The Western Cape High Court has dismissed Brackenfell High School's urgent application.
The school had attempted to obtain an interdict to prevent the Economic Freedom Fighters from staging protests outside the school in the future.
This response had followed the demonstrations that made headlines in November which saw police blocking supporters from moving closer to the school.
Tear gas, a water cannon and even stun grenades were used to prevent the EFF members from advancing.
Commenting on the victory, EFF Western Cape secretary Banzi Dambuza said that:
“We are going to expect SAPS to move aside because they have no legality to stop us from marching to Brackenfell High School because we’re still dealing with racism. It is a very good day, a day that must be put in history books.”
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Western Cape Department of Education has released its preliminary report on racism allegations at Brackenfell High School.
The school has been cleared of racism in the report despite the immense uproar over an alleged whites-only matric party.
Education MEC Debbie Schäfer explained that the report is set to be released to the public soon:
"All indications are exactly what we said before, it was a private event organised by a private individual who was disappointed that their child couldn't get their matric function, which was cancelled by the school."
Schafer had admitted that the incident had raised numerous issues that need to be dealt with, but she is adamant that there is no evidence of discrimination linked to the event.
The school has garnered a fiercely negative reputation over the ordeal, which prompted demonstrations hosted by the Economic Freedom Fighters.
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